Wakefield offers mower maintenance framework

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council requires a number of firms to undertake the service, inspection and repair of its horticultural equipment.

The authority is looking for around five contractors to join the framework agreement, which is broken down into 38 separate categories of small plant.

The contract is worth an estimated £200,000 over the one year duration.

In its OJEU notice, Wakefield said the aim of the contract, once established, is to create an annual schedule of services, inspections and repairs of all its small plant and the mowers. Where applicable, items will also be covered by a breakdown response service and a service for ad hoc repairs throughout the course of the year provided.

The contract is due to run from January 2009 to December 2010 with the option to extend for a further one or two years.

Inclusion on the framework does not guarantee any level of work.

The lots, grouped according to categories of are as follows:
(1) Aerators
(2) Airdrains
(3) Backpack Blowers
(4) Bowsers
(5) Breakers
(6) Brushes (Tractor Mounted)
(7) Chainsaws
(8) Compressors
(9) Concrete Mixers
(10) Flail Attachments
(11) Gang Frames & Units
(12) Generators
(13) Grass Harrows
(14) Hedgecutters
(15) Leaf Collectors
(16) Line Markers
(17) Litter Collectors (Vacuum)
(18) Lutes
(19) Mini Diggers
(20) Mole Ploughs
(21) Mowers
(22) Pathedgers
(23) Pressure Washers
(24) Quadraplay
(25) Rollers
(26) Rotavators
(27) Saws (cut-off)
(28) Scarifiers
(29) Seeders
(30) Shredders
(31) Sprayers
(32) Spreaders
(33) Strimmers
(34) Stump Grinders
(35) Sweepers (Pedestrian/Tractor Trailed)
(36) Trailers
(37) Water Pumps
(38) Woodchippers

Contractors are invited to bid for one, some or all of the categories listed and Wakefield expects to shortlist a minimum of six contractors for each to be invited to tender.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 10 October 2008.

For further information, contact Natalie Taylor on (01924) 304935 or via email.

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